This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
USA: Brooklyn protest against 'no jail time' decision for Peter Liang02:14

USA: Brooklyn protest against 'no jail time' decision for Peter Liang

United States, New York
March 24, 2016 at 20:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Thursday to protest the decision of DA Kenneth Thompson not to give former New York police officer Peter Liang a custodial sentence for the manslaughter of Akai Gurley.

Liang killed Gurley, an unarmed African-American man, while on duty patrolling stairwells in a New York City housing block.

Roger Wareham, the attorney representing Akai Gurley’s girlfriend Melissa Butler, criticised the district attorney’s decision. He said, “Melissa Butler is a very shy person, yet she came to court to apply to give the testimony that led to the conviction of Peter Liang. And when we found out yesterday that the District Attorney was recommending no jail time, Melissa's reaction was, all this was for nothing."

USA: Brooklyn protest against 'no jail time' decision for Peter Liang02:14
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Thursday to protest the decision of DA Kenneth Thompson not to give former New York police officer Peter Liang a custodial sentence for the manslaughter of Akai Gurley.

Liang killed Gurley, an unarmed African-American man, while on duty patrolling stairwells in a New York City housing block.

Roger Wareham, the attorney representing Akai Gurley’s girlfriend Melissa Butler, criticised the district attorney’s decision. He said, “Melissa Butler is a very shy person, yet she came to court to apply to give the testimony that led to the conviction of Peter Liang. And when we found out yesterday that the District Attorney was recommending no jail time, Melissa's reaction was, all this was for nothing."

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:20
Germany: Police on site after car drives into pedestrians in Trier, killing 2Germany: Police on site after car drives into pedestrians in Trier, killing 2
December 1, 2020 at 15:36 GMT +00:00
05:07
Three-year-old Chinese table tennis prodigy stuns with rapid-fire ralliesThree-year-old Chinese table tennis prodigy stuns with rapid-fire rallies
December 1, 2020 at 08:41 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:45
Japan: Olympic rings back at Tokyo's Odaiba Marine ParkJapan: Olympic rings back at Tokyo's Odaiba Marine Park
December 1, 2020 at 10:26 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:18
Germany: Polar bear Hertha celebrates 2nd birthday with special cake at Berlin's TierparkGermany: Polar bear Hertha celebrates 2nd birthday with special cake at Berlin's Tierpark
December 1, 2020 at 15:12 GMT +00:00
04:24
Sudan: Ethiopians fleeing Tigray conflict cross Tekeze riverSudan: Ethiopians fleeing Tigray conflict cross Tekeze river
December 1, 2020 at 20:52 GMT +00:00
01:55
Germany: Candles lit at Trier's Porta Nigra after car ramming leaves 5 deadGermany: Candles lit at Trier's Porta Nigra after car ramming leaves 5 dead
December 1, 2020 at 22:56 GMT +00:00
02:22
France: Clashes erupt and fires rage as Parisians protest security billFrance: Clashes erupt and fires rage as Parisians protest security bill
November 28, 2020 at 16:37 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:40
Germany: 'Unfortunately we cannot vote yet' - Merkel on EU budget dealGermany: 'Unfortunately we cannot vote yet' - Merkel on EU budget deal
November 30, 2020 at 17:26 GMT +00:00
04:00
Spain: Company develops ultra-cold boxes to store COVID vaccinesSpain: Company develops ultra-cold boxes to store COVID vaccines
November 30, 2020 at 20:10 GMT +00:00
04:43
Chinese artist creates impressive dice portrait of late football legend MaradonaChinese artist creates impressive dice portrait of late football legend Maradona
November 30, 2020 at 20:37 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:09
Russia/India: Another batch of Sputnik V delivered to New Delhi for clinical trialsRussia/India: Another batch of Sputnik V delivered to New Delhi for clinical trials
December 1, 2020 at 16:22 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:21
Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers continue demining op in Lachin corridor Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian peacekeepers continue demining op in Lachin corridor
December 1, 2020 at 13:41 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:12
Russia: Withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria may result in 'serious consequences' - Lavrov Russia: Withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria may result in 'serious consequences' - Lavrov
December 1, 2020 at 19:43 GMT +00:00
00:40
USA: Biden says he feels 'good' in first appearance since fracturing his footUSA: Biden says he feels 'good' in first appearance since fracturing his foot
December 1, 2020 at 19:07 GMT +00:00
03:48
Germany: 'A black day without end' - Trier mayor as 4 killed after car drives into pedestriansGermany: 'A black day without end' - Trier mayor as 4 killed after car drives into pedestrians
December 1, 2020 at 18:05 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:51
Germany: Deadly Trier ramming was intentional, driver was 'intoxicated' - prosecutorGermany: Deadly Trier ramming was intentional, driver was 'intoxicated' - prosecutor
December 1, 2020 at 19:56 GMT +00:00
03:39
Cutting edge luxury PPE - St Petersburg company creates diamond-encrusted respiratorCutting edge luxury PPE - St Petersburg company creates diamond-encrusted respirator
November 30, 2020 at 22:09 GMT +00:00
02:30
Belgium: Brussels airport gears up for COVID vaccine distributionBelgium: Brussels airport gears up for COVID vaccine distribution
December 1, 2020 at 19:10 GMT +00:00
02:50
Germany: Tesla gets green light to fell more trees at Gigafactory site near BerlinGermany: Tesla gets green light to fell more trees at Gigafactory site near Berlin
December 1, 2020 at 19:40 GMT +00:00
04:49
Christ Almighty! Alicante breaks record for worlds biggest nativity sceneChrist Almighty! Alicante breaks record for worlds biggest nativity scene
December 1, 2020 at 23:20 GMT +00:00
04:36
Elderly yoga practitioners show their skill and resilience in snowy Chinese villageElderly yoga practitioners show their skill and resilience in snowy Chinese village
November 30, 2020 at 11:31 GMT +00:00
02:58
USA: Trump supporters in 'Stop the Steal' Phoenix rally as Arizona certifies Biden's winUSA: Trump supporters in 'Stop the Steal' Phoenix rally as Arizona certifies Biden's win
December 1, 2020 at 06:49 GMT +00:00
03:52
Argentina: Artist paints giant mural in honour of Maradona just days after his deathArgentina: Artist paints giant mural in honour of Maradona just days after his death
December 2, 2020 at 04:59 GMT +00:00
View all videos